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Use of pax

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Use of pax

Hi expert,
I want to know if is possible to copy file to tape with pax utility.
If its possible how to restore that file from tape.
Regards.
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Dennis Handly
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Re: Use of pax

Sure, pax(1) is a better tar.
pax -w -f /dev/tape-device -v file ... # write
pax -r -f /dev/tape-device -v # read

Re: Use of pax

Can I save data bigger than 2gb.
And pax is it better than frecover (more quick)
Dennis Handly
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Re: Use of pax

>Can I save data bigger than 2gb.

Sure. You may have to download the PAX-ENH product from software.hp.com.

>And pax is it better than frecover (more quick)

Of course not. :-(